As of the end of fishing on Sunday 5th. May’19 the Summer Pointscores being the ‘Keith Whitehead Trophy‘, the ‘Poros Trophy‘ and the ‘Tennessee ll Trophy‘ are now finalised for the 2018-2019 season. However the ‘John O’Brian Trophy‘ and the ‘Line Class Trophies‘ continue until 30th. June’19.
As of the 6th. May’19 the ‘Winter Pointscore‘ commences and continues until the end of fishing of the ‘Mako Tournament‘ on the first week-end of August’19, unless otherwise advised.
The Winter Pointscore is composed of a ‘Capture’ and a ‘Tag and Release’ section: Winter Pointscore Capture : There are no set point score days i.e. you may fish on any day but only the highest point scoring fish for each of the winter months is eligible. The winner is the boat with the highest aggregate points over the four winter months (May, June, July and August).
Winter Pointscore T&R : As with the Winter Pointscore Capture there are no set point score days but in this case only the day with the most Tag and Release Points for each of the Winter Pointscore months is eligible. The winner is the boat with the highest aggregate points over the four months (May, June, July and August).
Legendary lure maker Peter Pakula will be at the Sydney Game Fishing Club located on the Watsons Bay ferry wharf, Watsons Bay, on the 9th. November. Starting at 7:30 pm he will be there to answer all your questions about lures and their use as well as to update us on techniques and technology…
At one time in the not too distant past, back in the days when Capture was the mainstay of all the Game Fishing Clubs the most vied for trophy in our club was the KEITH WHITEHEAD TROPHY. The charter for this trophy is such that the boat most adept at catching fish on ALL line classes on point score days only was the winner. However, since the introduction of Tag & Release the number of fish killed has decreased dramatically. In fact to the point where last season only five boats killed fish and four of them tied for the first place.
Through Gary Sexton the club has been offered a trophy for which the charter will be the equivalent in Tag & Release to the KEITH WHITEHEAD TROPHY.
This new trophy, the TENNESSEE ll Trophy will be for Tag and Release on Summer Point Score days. Like the KEITH WHITEHEAD TROPHY the winner will be the boat with the lowest points accrued from its position within each of the four NSWGFA line class categories thus giving us the boat which performed best over all.
Below is an example of how the winner of the KEITH WHITEHEAD TROPHY and the
TENNESSEE ll Trophy is calculated…
Tag & Release line class categories (Capture categories are different):
Ultra Light : 4 kg. to 10 kg. lines
Light : 15 kg.
Medium : 24 kg.
Heavy : 37 kg. and 60 kg. lines
As you can see each boat has scored points in each of the line class categories. To the right of each category is each boats position within the category ( in brackets ). By adding each boat’s position, in its row, we get the ‘Accrued’ total. The boat with the lowest Accrued total i.e. Shakara is the winner with Ambition and Midnight tying for second place.